News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.

This page shares all of our blog posts, starting from the most recent. Please use the category pages and topic tags below to view specific themes!


YDEKC Closure Announcement

It is with a heavy heart YDEKC is announcing its closure effective Monday, October 2, 2023, after unsuccessful efforts to obtain sustainable funding sources. Please don’t mourn this closure, instead celebrate the successes and impact YDEKC has contributed to the youth development field, young [...]

Category: Blog

Topic: Impact

2023 Member Survey Results

“We are led by our members and support them to be led by the people they serve.”  Like many other organizations in the youth development field, we have been navigating significant change in the past year, including a transition in our executive leadership. To reflect on what supported the [...]

Category: Blog

YDEKC’s Membership Campaign is Coming!

As YDEKC moves to prepare for our 2023 Membership Campaign, launching in the May, we are excited to share a few policy changes that we hope will streamline and create more equitable membership practices. The great news is, that in 2022, of the organizations that submitted a membership form, 66% [...]

Category: Blog

Who’s Inspiring Us – Action Towards Equity in Youth Development

As a network of youth-serving organizations committed to addressing racism and racial inequities within our own organizations, we believe the most transformative learning and change happens in community. When the work on-the-ground within our own organizations feels at times messy, inadequate, or [...]

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A Message from Our Co-Chairs: Announcing YDEKC’s Interim Executive Director Allison Wherry

It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Allison Wherry to the role of the interim Executive Director of Youth Development Executives of King County. We are so excited to welcome Allison to the YDEKC community to lead the organization, following Jessica Werner who recently moved on [...]

Category: Blog